Promoting economic development is not, by itself, a charitable purpose. Grantmakers seeking to help people and communities achieve economic self-sufficiency must therefore find a connection between a proposed activity and one or more recognized charitable purposes. In this Legal Lunch Series, Suzanne and Bryan will discuss IRS rulings, court cases and activities proposed by members to help explain what is needed in order to make grants for economic development.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has revised its Recommendation 8 on nonprofits to no longer characterize them as "particularly vulnerable" to terrorist abuse and made important changes to the Interpretive Note to this Recommendation. NPOs are now wondering how their countries will react to these revisions and how they can ensure that national implementation is beneficial to nonprofits and in line with FATF's new risk-based approach.
This quarter's member update will focus principally on important issues related to foundation financial management and endowment performance. We will look in depth at the Council's recent research on endowments and preview our upcoming Endowments and Finance Summit in New York City. We will discuss how members might better understand their own institution's financial management and investment performance in broader context.
The Council on Foundations invites you to attend the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit! We will convene in New York City to take a deep dive into the most pressing issues concerning foundation leaders responsible for financial and investment management.
A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.
Leadership attracts assets and each day community foundations are maximizing opportunities in the community for growth and impact. Yet, community foundations are still grappling with ways to prioritize and balance community leadership and donor engagement, as well as how to finance and measure their work inclusive of all organizational investments beyond traditional grantmaking and convening. And, to do this work with even greater speed, sophistication, and coordinated effort across the organization and community.
This invite-only convening will bring together foundation HR leads from across the nation to learn how to make philanthropy more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
The Winter Retreat for CEOs and Trustees will provide foundation leaders the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated peer-to-peer learning to strengthen the CEO-Trustee relationship and craft a shared vision for the foundation. This is a Council members-only event.
Save the date for Leading Together to Strengthen Philanthropy in Dallas, Texas.
This webinar will provide members with an opportunity to obtain a detailed understanding of the Overtime Rule directly from the Department of Labor. In addition, the Council’s attorneys will explain how the Rule applies to Foundations and answer some prevalent questions that have surfaced.
The Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy bring together funders and responding disaster relief organizations to discuss how to address recovery needs from the devastating Gulf Coast flooding.
This webinar, held in collaboration with Iowa Council of Foundations, covered the tricky legal issues around donor control.
This is your chance to hear a preview of the deep dive to come on grantmaking for economic development at the upcoming Endowment and Finance Summit in September.
This webinar discusses the importance of building relationships with elected officials and shares more about the Council's work to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.
How can your foundation ensure that funding requests are meaningful and contain clear outcomes? Are incoming grant proposals in alignment with community vital signs and needs assessments? How can the grant application process lead to this end? Sharpen your own grantmaking application process with new insights to fund even more with your limited grant dollars.